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bug #35577: Gibbon 0.1.1 Windows Installation problems

Submitted by:  Michael Petch <mdpetch>
Submitted on:  Tue 21 Feb 2012 05:31:59 AM UTC  
Category: NoneSeverity: 5 - Blocker
Status: NonePrivacy: Public
Assigned to: NoneOpen/Closed: Open
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Sun 26 Feb 2012 01:43:18 PM UTC, comment #2:

The GeoIP database is now searched relative to the installation directory under Windows, see #35582.

Guido Flohr <gflohr>
Project Administrator
Tue 21 Feb 2012 10:51:30 AM UTC, comment #1:

I have created a separate ticket #35582 for the issue with the GeoIP database. That should be relatively easy to fix. Maybe that also fixes the crash on Windows 7 64 bit.

I personally have access to two Windows 7 installations, one 64 and one 32 bits. But, honestly, I have very little experience with Windows. So, the XP problem will be a hard one.

Guido Flohr <gflohr>
Project Administrator
Tue 21 Feb 2012 05:31:59 AM UTC, original submission:

There are a couple major issues. Under Windows XP Professional (SP3)/32Bit if I install and then run Gibbon I get libgdk crashing at startup and can't proceed. See attached file for the Windows crash info.

Under Windows 7 Professional 64Bit Gibbon runs but it starts with the error message about not being able to read c:\mingw\share\gibbon\ip2country.csv.gz (The GEO cache data). I have installed Gibbon to the default place C:\Program Files (x86)\Gibbon . If I manually create c:\mingw\share\gibbon and copy the file there it does run.

The c:\mingw\share\gibbon path seems to be a hard coded compile time string, as none of my environment variables or registry entries reference this location.

As an experiment I manually copied the file to the right directory on XP on the hopes the crash would disappear. It doesn't. Just before it crashes I can see the outline of the main window and the GEO cache status window very briefly before they are destroyed as the program terminates.

Michael Petch <mdpetch>
Project Member


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file #25097:  winxpcrash.txt added by mdpetch (35kB - text/plain)


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Tue 21 Feb 2012 10:51:30 AM UTCgflohrSeverity3 - Normal=>5 - Blocker
    Tue 21 Feb 2012 10:45:25 AM UTCgflohrDependencies-=>Depends on bugs #35582
    Tue 21 Feb 2012 05:31:59 AM UTCmdpetchAttached File-=>Added winxpcrash.txt, #25097
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